Culverhouse donates $250,000 to Planned Parenthood clinic

Culverhouse donates $250,000 to Planned Parenthood clinic
Hugh Culverhouse, Jr. (Source: University of Alabama)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood has received a $250,000 donation for its new Birmingham clinic from a critic of Alabama's attempt to ban abortion.

Planned Parenthood Southeast said Thursday that Hugh Culverhouse donated the large sum to support the relocation of its Birmingham location. Planned Parenthood is building a 10,000-square foot (929-square-meter) health clinic.

Culverhouse said he has long supported Planned Parenthood and opposes a new Alabama law that seeks to ban abortion.

Culverhouse recently ended a feud with the University of Alabama. Culverhouse had once called for a boycott over the abortion ban, but the university indicated their relationship had soured for other reasons.

In a joint statement, the university and Culverhouse has said they had different views on the law school’s future. The university returned a $21.5 million donation from Culverhouse.